3X Updates 500 and Tera Series Remote Backup Appliances

The company's latest update for its remote backup appliances adds support for virtualization platforms.

Cloud-based backup appliance specialist 3X announced the latest version of its 500 and Tera series RBAs (remote backup appliances).
The appliances act as private cloud storage systems for data backup and disaster recovery and are aimed at small to midsize businesses, such as those in health care, financial services, non-profit and professional services, that need to comply with regulations covering the availability and storage of electronic data.
The 3X remote backup appliances are designed to ensure user and application data is safe and easy to recover, yet confidential and always under user control, regardless of location.
3X Systems said it has added features more commonly found in large enterprise systems. The new features include "bare metal recovery," granular Exchange recovery and support for virtualized environments. The "bare metal recovery" feature can protect the entire system image, including all settings, applications and data. This means that whole systems can be recovered after suffering data loss, theft or corruption.
Granular Exchange recovery, or "brick-level" recovery, for Microsoft Exchange 2010 and earlier versions allows administrators and users to recover granular data ("bricks"), such as an individual mailbox, e-mail messages, calendars or contacts, without having to recover the entire Exchange system. 3X has also added support for VMWare, Microsoft, and Oracle virtualization platforms to version 3.0. The company said this would help enable organizations that are sharing computer resources using virtualization to simplify IT management and reduce overall infrastructure costs with an efficient private backup cloud, while maintaining full control of their data.
The 3X appliances can automatically back up an organization's Microsoft Windows-based servers, workstations and laptops over the Internet to a central, user-friendly storage device that delivers data protection and disaster-recovery capabilities. The systems' Locator Service finds and identifies each computer, regardless of location, so even home and mobile-user data are protected.
In addition, integrated de-duplication, compression, encryption and block-level backup capabilities mean that data changes are securely transmitted to the central storage system. A central appliance can store from 100GB to 1.6TB of data and support up to 100 users, according to a company release.